A message from the Chair and Commissioner of the St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission on the survey focused on the impact of Covid 19.
It is important for the St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission to remain in close contact with our existing commercial and industrial partners throughout this crisis. This survey is one example of the activities we will bring to the market over the coming weeks.
St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commissioner
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is having an increasingly broad impact on every aspect of our lives. Eastern Ontario is increasingly threatened, with businesses implementing work-from-home policies responding to the provinces’ emergency measures that will ultimately aid in halting the rapid spread of the disease. Unfortunately, people are suffering and businesses are suffering. In times of crisis – immediate action is required.
To gauge how COVID-19 is impacting Eastern Ontario’s businesses, the St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission conducted a survey of business owners and executives. Both government and business require more data and more clarity to better manage this evolving situation. The study’s findings and recommendations will be shared immediately with policymakers – who recognize the critical importance of seeing what is happening on the ground today and knowing what will be needed for businesses to move forward when the economy normalizes.